Each year the Washington Post newspaper publishes a list of America's Most Challenging High schools and this year two Lee County high schools make a repeat appearance on the list. Oasis High School in Cape Coral rose from number 64 last year to number 47 this year and North Fort Myers High School climbed to 104 this year, up from 108 last year.
One of the reasons for the bump up in rank for Oasis is the fact that more students enrolled in the Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education diploma program.
Although the schools are given the credit for adding new and more challenging programs, it's the students who ultimately enroll in the courses, do the hard work and successfully complete the programs.
It's surely a feather in Lee County's cap to have a total of 8 schools on the list, translating to about 12 percent of the country's schools.
Other Lee County high schools that made the list were Cape Coral, Mariner, Cypress Lake, South Fort Myers, Riverdale and Dunbar.
As good schools is another criteria folks use to choose where they decide to live, no problem adding excellent Lee County schools to all the other positives the area has to offer; great weather, affordable waterfront real estate, no state income tax, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The list goes on and on.
If you have children or thinking about starting a family, Cape Coral and Lee County are great areas to buy a home. As you can see above, the school system is great, and continues to rise every year. If you’re looking to make the move to SWFL, let us help you. Whether you want a waterfront home in Cape Coral or something inland, we can help you with your search. Click here or call 239-357-6118 to get started house hunting with Tom and Sue Demogenes!